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How Can The Judgment Creditor Collect On The Judgment Including Additional Costs Incurred After Judgment?

The following Judicial Council forms are available to assist the judgment creditor to collect on a judgment:

Form Name Form Number Publisher Purpose of Form
Application and Order for Appearance and Examination AT-138,
Judicial Council of California A judgment creditor may request the court to assist in the enforcement of the judgment. The judgment debtor is required to appear in court to answer questions concerning his/her assets, to aid in the enforcement of the money judgment or to answer questions regarding property or debts.
To schedule a judgment debtor appearance, complete the header and bottom sections of the Application and Order for Appearance and Examination form and file in the Clerk’s Office with the filing fee. The clerk will complete the top portion of the Application and Order for Appearance, assign a hearing date and return the form to plaintiff to serve on the defendant.
Under certain conditions, if the judgment debtor does not show up for an ORAP hearing, a bench warrant may be issued.
Writ of Execution (Money Judgment) EJ-130 Judicial Council of California A court order authorizing the sheriff or other levying officer to carry out the Court’s judgment to collect money.
Abstract of Judgment EJ-001 Judicial Council of California A summary of the Court’s decision or award. It is usually recorded with the County Recorder and places a lien on property owned by the judgment debtor. The abstract has two sections; the judgment creditor completes the top portion and the Court completes the lower portion. The Court issues the abstract but does not file papers with the County Recorder. Department of Registrar-Recorder/ County Clerk
12400 Imperial Highway
Norwalk, CA 90650
Memorandum of Costs After Judgment MC-012 Judicial Council of California Used to add costs incurred after judgment, acknowledge credit of payments received, and add accrued interest.

For the forms listed above and a complete list of Judicial Council form, go to California Courts forms website.

For more information about the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk, go to the County Recorder’s website.

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